Verstappen and Red Bull among the contenders

Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen and his racing team Red Bull Racing have been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award 2023.

The Dutchman will deal with soccer world champion Lionel Messi and tennis star Rafael Nadal, among others, as the organizers announced on Monday. The Austrian Formula 1 team faces strong competition from the Argentine national football team and Champions League winner Real Madrid with David Alaba.

Ski star Mikaela Shiffrin and Polish tennis number 1 Iga Swiatek appear in the main women’s category.

Golf ace Tiger Woods and Danish kicker Christian Eriksen were nominated for the comeback category.

The young Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz could be named the newcomer of the year. The winners will be announced in the spring.